A neighbor saw Nasruddin standing under a tree, scratching his head and looking perplexed.
"Is something wrong?" his neighbor asked.
"I'm puzzled," said Nasruddin. "I've been standing here for hours, and I just can't figure it out."
"Figure what out?" asked his neighbor.
"Don't you see the problem? There's a fish perching up there on that tree branch. Just look!"
Nasruddin pointed, and his neighbor looked up to see.
"I don't understand," said the neighbor. "How can there be a fish perching in a tree that looks just like a parrot?"
"That is exactly what has me puzzled!" replied Nasruddin.
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 103 of the book.